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November 6, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Northrop in Joint Light-Rail Proposal: Los Angeles-based Northrop Corp. joined Bombardier Inc. in a joint proposal to develop Los Angeles' light-rail train system, Bombardier said. The project calls for the building of at least 72 high-performance light-rail vehicles and two test models. Montreal-based Bombardier, which is building 94 rail cars for the Los Angeles Metrolink commuter system, expects to sign a formal agreement with Northrop by the end of the month.
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May 16, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Fares on Metrolink trains will go up by 3% on average system-wide this summer, transit officials announced Friday. The hike, approved by the agency's board of directors, would equal a $5 to $6 increase a month for a typical monthly pass holder, for example, said Metrolink spokesman Francisco Oaxaca. "It's to cover the typical increase in cost that our agency faces in operating existing services," Oaxaca said of the increase. The increase is scheduled to take effect July 1, but it could be pushed back 30 days to Aug. 1 because programming of the ticket vending system typically takes 60 days, Oaxaca said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1994
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will open a Metrolink station at Cal State Los Angeles. The station, at the southern edge of the East Los Angeles campus, could be completed by the fall term, said university spokeswoman Carol Selkin. It is adjacent to the MTA's bus station on the San Bernardino Freeway, near the Long Beach Freeway interchange. The campus is on the San Bernardino line, which has stops in Pomona, Covina, Baldwin Park and El Monte.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department won an $8-million contract Friday to provide security on Metrolink trains, beating out the Metropolitan Transportation Authority transit police. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority Board of Directors, which oversees operation of Metrolink trains, voted to renew its contract with the Sheriff's Department to provide security on six train routes. The department has been providing security on the trains since Metrolink began operating in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1993
In an effort to win more riders, Metrolink officials will add 10 midday trains beginning Monday. Also on Monday, Metrolink officials will open a station in Montclair at 5091 Richton St., north of the Montclair Plaza mall. The new trains, dubbed "Flex Trains," will offer reduced fares between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The fares will be discounted 25% off the regular fare for adults and 50% off for passengers 18 and younger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1993
Metrolink on Monday added 13 trains, including some that run in the evening. Officials said the new late-evening trains leave Union Station after 8:30 p.m. and run to Santa Clarita and Rialto. Tickets on those trains will be discounted 25% off regular fares for adults and 50% off for passengers 18 years and younger. Seven new trains are on the San Bernardino line, including two late evening trains that run from Los Angeles to Rialto after 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994
Metrolink officials on Wednesday announced a 25% discount on December monthly passes, an offer aimed at increasing ridership of the regional commuter train network. "This one-month promotion should serve as an unexpected bonus to our commuters," said Larry Walker, Metrolink's board chairman and a San Bernardino County supervisor. "In this holiday season, we want to encourage potential riders to give us a try," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992
Metrolink officials Friday discussed the Nov. 25 train accident in Pacoima that claimed the life of a Los Angeles city truck driver, saying they had to meet in private because they had been warned the rail agency was in jeopardy of being sued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department won an $8-million contract Friday to provide security on Metrolink trains, beating out the Metropolitan Transportation Authority transit police. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority Board of Directors, which oversees operation of Metrolink trains, voted to renew its contract with the Sheriff's Department to provide security on six train routes. The department has been providing security on the trains since Metrolink began operating in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1994
As a continuing earthquake relief measure, Metrolink announced Tuesday that it has extended a fare discount for Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita commuters for three more months as of April. Commuters riding the Santa Clarita line from Lancaster, Palmdale and the Vincent Grade/Acton stations will receive a 50% discount on monthly passes, and commuters riding from Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita/Princessa stations receive a 25% discount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994
Metrolink officials on Wednesday announced a 25% discount on December monthly passes, an offer aimed at increasing ridership of the regional commuter train network. "This one-month promotion should serve as an unexpected bonus to our commuters," said Larry Walker, Metrolink's board chairman and a San Bernardino County supervisor. "In this holiday season, we want to encourage potential riders to give us a try," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1994
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will open a Metrolink station at Cal State Los Angeles. The station, at the southern edge of the East Los Angeles campus, could be completed by the fall term, said university spokeswoman Carol Selkin. It is adjacent to the MTA's bus station on the San Bernardino Freeway, near the Long Beach Freeway interchange. The campus is on the San Bernardino line, which has stops in Pomona, Covina, Baldwin Park and El Monte.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1994
As a continuing earthquake relief measure, Metrolink announced Tuesday that it has extended a fare discount for Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita commuters for three more months as of April. Commuters riding the Santa Clarita line from Lancaster, Palmdale and the Vincent Grade/Acton stations will receive a 50% discount on monthly passes, and commuters riding from Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita/Princessa stations receive a 25% discount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1993
Metrolink on Monday added 13 trains, including some that run in the evening. Officials said the new late-evening trains leave Union Station after 8:30 p.m. and run to Santa Clarita and Rialto. Tickets on those trains will be discounted 25% off regular fares for adults and 50% off for passengers 18 years and younger. Seven new trains are on the San Bernardino line, including two late evening trains that run from Los Angeles to Rialto after 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1993
In an effort to win more riders, Metrolink officials will add 10 midday trains beginning Monday. Also on Monday, Metrolink officials will open a station in Montclair at 5091 Richton St., north of the Montclair Plaza mall. The new trains, dubbed "Flex Trains," will offer reduced fares between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The fares will be discounted 25% off the regular fare for adults and 50% off for passengers 18 and younger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1993
In response to five fatal accidents since the commuter rail service began last October, Metrolink officials this week repeated longstanding warnings to Southern Californians unaccustomed to the high-speed trains to stay away from the tracks. "While Metrolink trains are a convenience, they are a force to be respected," Metrolink Vice Chairman Dana Reed said at the Sun Valley intersection where a man sitting on the tracks was hit by a train and killed this month.
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